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In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, Barbara Sheehan leaves the courtroom in Queens State Supreme Court as her trial breaks for the day, in New York. Sheehan is accused of fatally shooting her retired police officer husband. Sheehan has pleaded not guilty saying the shooting was in self-defense.

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The day Barbara Sheehan shot her husband to death, she said, she was trying to leave him. The retired sergeant, who usually had two loaded guns on him, had pointed one at her head, she said.

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